Roedlach Co-Edits: ‘Resilience and Wellbeing: Case Studies in Forced Migration’

RoedlachAlexander Roedlach, PhD, associate professor in the Department of Cultural and Social Studies, and director of the master’s program in Medical Anthropology, and Denise Lewis of the Department of Human Development and Family Science at the University of Georgia, have co-edited a set of papers on “Resilience and Wellbeing: Case Studies in Forced Migration” which, along with an Introduction also co-authored by Roedlach and Lewis, will be published in April 2019 as a special issue inMigration Letters. This international journal publishes short articles that highlight research and debates on migration issues. The set of papers was originally presented in April 2018 at the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, and includes a work by Stephanie Kohl, a graduate of the master’s in Medical Anthropology program.

The essays include the following:

Stephanie Kohl - “More Than Victims: Resiliency of Undocumented Latinas Near Chicago and Their Strategic Use of Psychological Suffering in Obtaining Legal Status”

May Mzayek - “Understanding Waiting and Wellbeing through Liminal Experiences of Syrian Refugees”

Denise Lewis and Savannah Young - “Powerful in Flight: Cambodian and Karen Refugee Narratives of Strengths and Resilience”

Alexander Roedlach - “Refugee Health and Religion: Karenni Catholics in Omaha”